Israel and US agree on cyber sharing agreement

June 22, 2016

Last Monday, the deputy secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, made an announcement at the Tel Aviv conference on cybersecurity—Israel and the US are scheduled to sign a cyber sharing agreement. This agreement would allow these two countries to share information on cybersecurity threats in almost real time. At Nation-E, we welcome this new partnership with expectations for it to raise cybersecurity awareness on a global scale, especially when it comes to cybersecurity for critical infrastructure.

In our interconnected and technologically advancing society, there is a critical need for countries across the world to share innovations, research and development. Through this exciting partnership designed to address this need, the US and Israel will team up to become the ultimate leaders in cybersecurity across the world. Our CEO, Idan Udi Edry has hopes that this combined effort will inform citizens of the life-threatening results that that an attack on a society’s critical infrastructure can bring.  

 “Cyber-attacks are quickly becoming one of the most dangerous things in the world,” said Edry. “With the U.S. and Israel collaborating and sharing information with each other, we can enhance existing solutions to better-defend against cyber-attacks and protect critical infrastructure around the world.”

At Monday’s conference, the head of Israel’s National Cyber Bureau, Eviatar Matania, said the system for automatic information sharing of cyber threats between the US and Israel is expected to be in place in just several months, while Israel already working to set up similar systems with other countries. According to Matania, the system will allow Israel and the US to automatically compile and screen information coming from different agencies and sources, and share with each other information they find useful.

“This is a global effort because organizations around the world need to be aware of the seriousness of cyber-attacks,” said Edry. We’re excited with hopes that this groundbreaking partnership will give Nation-E the opportunity to inform organizations, in both countries, about the innovative solutions currently available to detect and prevent these types of cyber attacks. To learn more about our solutions , visit http://www.nation-e.com/Product.